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post #1 of 6 Old 05-31-2010, 11:32 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all,
On my old Mondeo I was fine installing and fitting a new headunit wiring loom etc but now I have changed to a nice shiny Cmax I am slightly freaked out by fitting a headunit upgrade.
So much so I have even considered going to Halfords and paying theirhorrendousmark up prices on all the extra bits and bobs and for someone to fit it. Amazon and ebay has all the bits available at a fraction of the price but means I gotta fit it...
The Steering remote control stalk thingy is the bit Im not familiar with and want to keep this feature with the new head unit.Surely its the same proceedure on this car as the last plugging in the various components and all the leads are out there.
Anyone got a bit of guidance or should I head for Halfords?





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post #2 of 6 Old 05-31-2010, 03:26 PM
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First of all welcome to the club.
You don`t say what engine/trim you have.
I think Gepard is the one to advise you as he has done quite a bit of electrical modding on his.
keep checking back over today & I`m sure he will put out a reply.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-31-2010, 03:51 PM
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Cheers MM,
Skloot, it depends on your own personal ability/time really.
If you feel up to it there are plenty of us who have done it and can help you.
That said, pop into a dedicated car audio shop and ask them for a quote. Something like that is very common and I'd be surprised if they couldn't beat Halfords and generally have someone morecompetenton their team and if you're purchasing all the parts from them may include free fitting and some discount as well.
But yes, same as you did before you just purchase the adapters and components and then plug into each other and that's pretty much it.

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By the way, where are you based?

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Firstly, thanks for the quick response and secondly Im based at Nottingham.Having built and upgraded some of my own PC and laptops before and done all the audio work on my old mondy before I think I would be up to it however, I feel that newer cars seem much more complicated and dont fancy a trip down Ford to fix something I have messed up... I dont want sound like a wuss.
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-31-2010, 09:05 PM
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There's nothing to worry about, turn off the old unit, disconnect battery and you're set.
Same as before!
Ask a dealership to pop the old unit out slightly with their radio keys so you don't have to buy a pair.

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